Monday, January 22, 2007
What a Bright Idea!
Shortly after we moved into this house, almost a year and a half ago now (my, how time flies!), we bought a package of CFC lightbulbs and installed them here and there. Unfortunately, one package doesn't go very far, but it was a start. In the way of things, more than a year passed before we got around to buying more and finishing the job. This time we bought three different sizes and four containers, and we have now installed CFCs wherever we can, keeping in mind than some sockets don't lend themselves to CFCs. The overhead light in my den is an example; it's got a remote control, and we have discovered that these lightbulbs don't interact at all well with these devices. I try to remember to turn that light off often, but I don't always manage. But I feel good about installing these energy efficient bulbs in most light sources. It's not much; you do what you can.
That includes the packaging. Note that both of the above packages are reusable. Once emptied they can serve as containers for papers or baubles. I think the one behind is particularly useful for storing documents. I call that a bright idea: two bright ideas, in fact.
In a totally unrelated observation, I have just noticed the Quote of the Day in my own blog sidebar: Happiness depends upon ourselves(Aristotle). I think there's an awful lot of truth there.